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Tucekite Mineral Data

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General Tucekite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni9Sb2S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,028.24 gm
   Nickel    51.37 %  Ni
   Antimony  23.68 %  Sb
   Sulfur    24.95 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni9Sb2S8
Help on Environment: Environment: In a hydrothermal deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Kanowna, near Kalgoorlie, and the Whim Creek deposit, Western Australia, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Karel Tucek, Curator of Minerals in the National Museum, Prague, Poland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tucekite Say TUCEKITE